Though I was already using the Asbury Park Casino as a backdrop for the piece called "La Mer", I began sketches for another piece that I would not begin for another year involving the floor, stage and bleachers of the decrepit Casino's interior. Based on my own photos and those of others, the idea was to bring it to life, even in its dormant and compromised state. These rough comps were put to good use in late 2006 and 2007 as the raw material for something very large, very lively and different than "La Mer". Another face for the same place. Sketches: Summer 2005.